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Amazing Marathon Insights

April 7, 2017 | A Real Marathon? When people first discover that Garden Spot Village organizes and hosts a marathon every year their first reaction is typically disbelief: “a real marathon?” A full 26.2 mile marathon is the last thing people expect from a retirement community, but then, Garden Spot Village isn&rsquo...

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Resident and World Traveler

November 17, 2016 | Spend some time at Lena Lansinger’s home and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the world. An avid traveler, Lena’s home – and life – is filled with items from all around the globe. These keepsakes are pieces of her adventures. One such trip took...

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Golf Outing

October 4, 2016 | Early one Tuesday morning, Jim McAbee dropped by the Marketing office to talk about a golf outing for residents and staff appropriately named “Nine & Dine.” “Will a photographer be there?” He asked. “This would be a great event to tell future residents about.”...

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US Women’s Open

July 14, 2015 | Last Friday I had the opportunity to go to the USGA Women’s Open at the Lancaster Country Club with Steve Lindsey, the Garden Spot Village CEO. Thank you to Warfel Construction, who gave us passes to the club house. We had a great time spectating from the 18th...

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Meet the Garden Spot Village Wood Shop

July 10, 2015 | Soon after John Dolan moved to Garden Spot Village two years ago, he found a home. His first week here, he discovered the Woodshop, paid his dues, and joined. "It was like making 35 instant new good friends," says Dolan, who will serve as the group's chairman this year. "You...

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Living with Opportunity & Purpose

June 18, 2015 | Words like opportunity and purpose are hallmarks of Garden Spot Village. Youthfulness is an attitude not an age. People can pack up and go and not worry about a thing because they know while they’re gone their place will be looked after, the lawn will be mowed and...

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Pedal to Preserve

June 8, 2015 | On Saturday June 6, 2015 Bryan Groff, our Director of HR; Mike Hertzler, one of the personal trainers in our Wellness Department; and yours truly rode the 51 mile route in the Lancaster Farmland Trust Pedal to Preserve biking event. We called ourselves the GSV Riders. If you’re a cyclist, put...

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Kids Running to Help Kids Walk: The Next Generation of Innovators

April 8, 2015 | Some cultures in developing nations see a child born with clubfoot as cursed and sometimes turn to witchcraft for a cure. Through an innovative partnership, these children are getting medical and spiritual support — and children in Eastern Lancaster County are getting an opportunity to strengthen their own bodies and...

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Living in Lancaster County

February 2, 2015 | One of the most convenient things about living at Garden Spot Village is the location. Lancaster County is filled to the brim with new experiences and opportunities that last a lifetime. Don’t take my word for it though, here are some trips and activities that you wouldn't...

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The Harvest Table: Changing Expectations

November 14, 2014 | Garden Spot Village has 304 apartments and 238 houses, and up to 55 of them are re-marketed each year.  Within our campus, there are 5 different dining venues/restaurants to choose from. Others in our market space refer to themselves as “senior” or “retirement” communities. Not us! Garden Spot...

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Mindset

November 5, 2014 | Mindset is so important! I recently participated in an interview with Lois Dostalik, CEO of E4 Strategic Consulting, who helped Garden Spot Village strategically look ahead and review its future, not to create a strategic plan, but a strategic blue print. Is that awesome or what? That fits with how...

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Garden Spot Village Resident Jumps Out of a Cake for her 100th Birthday

September 16, 2014 | Garden Spot Village is just a little bit different when it comes to “retirement” communities. Our community isn't limited to those in their seventies - boomers in their fifties and sixties find Garden Spot Village attractive, as we are really becoming a Boomer Community.  One of...

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Low Impact Exercises for Arthritis Sufferers

February 26, 2014 | Tai Chi Classes Are Popular with Garden Spot Village Residents Those living with Arthritis can attest to the fact that sometimes working out can be more painful than beneficial. However, doing low-impact exercises will actually help relieve Arthritis pain. At Garden Spot Village, we offer a vast variety of low...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Model Trains

December 26, 2013 | A Review of Garden Spot Village Train Club's Annual Exhibition ‘Tis the season for the Train Room Open House at Garden Spot Village. Every Saturday for the month of December, the Train Room opens its doors to the community. Young children and adults both enjoy watching and playing...

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Garden Spot Villagers Team Up for Fun

December 13, 2013 | A decade or so ago, when some residents wanted to dig in the dirt, Campus Services made it happen. Today, Campus Services and the Farmers Club continue to collaborate to make vegetable gardening possible at Garden Spot Village. Outdoors and in, team members works closely with residents and other departments...

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Between the Pages - Garden Spot Village’s Resident Library Team

November 25, 2013 | The popularity of E-Readers aside, some folks love nothing more than to bury their nose in the pages of a book. At Garden Spot Village, the 19 members of the Resident Library Team make sure they can do just that - any time of the day or night.  Located on...

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Baby Boomer Generation

September 26, 2013 | For the Baby Boomer generation, reaching age 65 doesn’t mean they’ll stop working. For some, financial reasons compel them to continue working for an additional 5 or 10 years. Others simply enjoy their careers and don’t want to leave quite yet.  Some workers stick to their...

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7 Aspects of Active Aging

September 8, 2013 | The concept of active aging is a fairly new one throughout many cultures. Typically old age was seen as a time to take it easy and relax after years of hard work. Older adults were encouraged to take up more sedentary hobbies such as sewing, model building, or card and...

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Garden Spot Village Eliminates Trip Planning Stress

August 26, 2013 | Some people love to plan trips and for them it’s a treat. For probably a vast number of others it’s a nightmare. If you’ve ever planned a trip you know how complex and irritating it can be. There are countless decisions to be made:...

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Cycling – A Sport for the ‘Big Kids’

June 19, 2013 | In my youth, I had great dreams like every other kid does. At the top of the list was one distinct dream: riding a “big kid” bike. Forget that tricycle, the scooter and the training wheels – I reached a point where I was ready to move on...

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The Value of Volunteering? Priceless

June 3, 2013 | Minimum wage is $7.50 per hour. The average American salary is $50,000 per year. The value of volunteering? Priceless. As Director of Volunteer Services at Garden Spot Village, Deborah Fast knows better than anyone else just how valuable volunteers really are. “Volunteering plays a central role in the life of Garden...

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